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Comment: Re:Perspective (Score 1) 282

by dAzED1 (#47923149) Attached to: Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

This is the line (whole post, really) to which you were responding:

And I wish people would stop using the word "universally" when we even haven't reached another solar system yet.

pray tell, how is that not obviously a witty comment, in response to the complaint about using "slavery" versus "sweatshop?" The response was clearly meant to show that arguing over the word used to describe the conditions is silly. Mayhaps you should calm down, have a glass of wine, and re-read the thread. You may find things about which you are still infuriated, and some of that may well be righteous anger that I share with you, but this particularline shouldn't be a thorn in your side.


Comment: Re:Perspective (Score 1) 282

by dAzED1 (#47919411) Attached to: Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album
PersonA said he wished people would stop calling sweatshops slavery, but said good conditions is a "universal" human right. PersonB said he wished people would stop saying "universal" when we haven't left the planet yet - meaning, instead of "universal" he thinks the word "planetal" or such should be used, since there aren't any humans outside of Earth's atmosphere for the word "universal" to be used. IE, he was makign a witty joke. So, in that, not "seriously" - instead, jokingly. (blah blah something about if you have to explain the joke it wasn't funny blah blah)

Comment: Re:I've been on data roaming since last Monday... (Score 1) 594

Hey, since you're talking about contract, can you point us to it so we can see if:

- The users expectations is on par with what the user agreed to
- If there is a failure of the accepted usage contract.


Don't be pedantic. A contract doesn't have to be something you can point to, it's a mutually understood way that something works. Here the way that it has always worked (ie the user decides to get something) is suddenly not the case anymore.

Comment: Re:Why not all apps at once? (Score 1) 129

by jareth-0205 (#47888823) Attached to: Chrome OS Can Now Run Android Apps With No Porting Required

I wonder why all apps aren't available at once. I understand this App Runtime for Chrome akin to the Java RunTime, which when installed, would have all Java applications available. What am I [mis]understanding?

Probably partly because it's not stable yet, but allso many/most apps won't work well since they tend to assume that the device has touchscreen support. That's reasonable for Android devices, but usually wrong for ChromeOS. Properly supporting keyboard navigation is a bit of a task when you've designed for touch... as Windows 8 metro demonstrates... Metro's OK if you have a touchscreen but a nightmare with a mouse.

Comment: Re:Scrap all the rules (Score 1) 104

but is there a single good reason why people can't broadcast whatever they want?

Yup, It frightens rich people and politicians hell bent on scaring the rich.

You have to be a sociopath to get into politics.

Perhaps, but you definitely are a sociopath given that you think that you must be allowed to do whatever you want regardless to the consequences to anyone else.

Comment: Re:Circular LCDs (Score 1) 87

by jareth-0205 (#47835169) Attached to: Moto 360 Reviews Arrive

It's a new thing called "fashion".
I'd much rather have a round watch than the current trend of recangular smartwatches.

Agreed... though using the word 'fashion' was perhaps a mistake...
Also, when the primary use of the watch is to tell the time then a round display is justified. They're not for heavy data display anyway.

Comment: Re:fuck you and the bucket challenge (Score 1) 182

by jareth-0205 (#47825579) Attached to: Taking the Ice Bucket Challenge With Liquid Nitrogen

Whu? The clear implication from his post is that people are making videos instead of giving to charity.

Instead of sharing stupid videos of clowns pouring water over their heads maybe we should be sharing videos of people writing checks to the charity.

If he thought people were doing both then he wouldn't have a problem would he?

Comment: Re:I'm starting to wonder... (Score 1) 182

by jareth-0205 (#47823599) Attached to: Taking the Ice Bucket Challenge With Liquid Nitrogen

How is it that we managed to evolve in the first place, exactly?

Because it is relatively rare and relatively unusual. But without the wish to go further and take risks we wouldn't have ever harnessed fire, let alone achieved civilisation. Life is about *doing things*, not eliminating all possible risk.

Some people want to live a long boring life, and some people want to go to the moon, even if it means there's a high chance of death in the process.

APL hackers do it in the quad.